In the "tomb" they foundlodge-room 324 "fitted up in black velvet, even the walls being covered withthe material." Upstairs was lodge-room 322, "the 'sanctum sanctorium' ofthe temple...
For these three Bonesmen, a university education was the keyto shaping the thoughts, prejudices, and ideas of future generations andtraining those who would someday become the future leaders of America.
Hayden Boyers, ed.Introduction by Dean Russell
As a backdrop to this, in 1798, an English clergyman-cum-economist, ThomasRobert Malthus published a theory with eugenic (a term not then used) overtones,arguing that an un-planned population grew faster than food production -adding that famine and poverty were God's way of coping with man's laziness.
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Article 1Every man has a vote in affairs of moments; has equaltitle to the fresh provisions, or strong liquors at any time seized, andmay use them at pleasure, unless a scarcity makes it necessary, for the goodof all, to vote a retrenchment, wrote Bartholomew Roberts in his Articles.
Quoth the Parrot, "Nevermore?"
The CIAs Yale is the Yale ofsecret societies, like the infamous Skull and Bones, whose alumni fill theAgency. By contrast to the eastern elites playing at pirate, playingat spy, helming a ship with a madmans eye, let us pause to considera buccaneer who actually lived and died by a code, by principles yet foreignto our jingoists mode of saluting the deaths head, but usuallyattired in black tie while lesser worlds explode.
Why did the raven decide to perch on the goddess of wisdom?
Toward the end of the Golden Age of Pirates,the repercussions of resentment by land dwellers eventually overtook mostof these buccaneers; those not killed in battle were captured and hung.
The disease had sharpened my senses--not destroyed--not dulled them.
No wonder we have wars andviolence.Nowadays we may find ourselves charmed by the legends of buccaneers whileoverlooking the reality, and yet some legends offer a colorful story anda moral lesson as well.
Above all was the sense of hearing acute.
For 58 years, there has never been a single year inwhich it has not bombed and occupied another country, and in most years,it has attacked two or more countries at the same time, said Professorof English literature, Uzma Khan.